Jersey Island 305 – 8
Sussex Martlets 198 – 9 Ed McGregor 44, Mike Harrison 42
On the Monday the team returned to Grainville to play a full strength ICC Jersey side with the average age of no more than 22! This was a preparation game before their ICC World League 6 tournament in Malaysia the following week. The manager won the toss and elected to field and with just 34 on the board after 10 overs the decision looked good. However, B. Stephens then pushed on to score 86 and the Jersey Captain, Peter Gough, scoring 58 Jersey got into a cracking position going into the last ten overs, with a powerplay to use, and the score at 213 for 3. A brisk 50 off 37 balls from J Pehahage and a brutal 23 off 10 balls at the end from A Cooke, including a six out of the ground, meant Jersey posted a formidable 305 for 8. Rob Woods again taking three wickets with the manager taking three as well including that six out of the ground! The boundaries were big and the Martlet batting line up strong, however, the real question was not whether this line up could score 306 to win but more whether the fitness after a Saturday League game, the Sunday match, a night out and a tiring 50 overs in the field would finally have caught up with the team! The answer….yes!
In reply Ed McGregor scored a solid 44 and the manager, out to avenge the six hit off him scored 42 off 30 balls including three sixes out of the ground straight instead of across the line! However, this was to no avail as the Martlets ended the 50 overs 198 for 9 and soundly beaten.
A big thank you must go to Jersey cricket, in particular Keith Denis, the Martlet President Geoff Wills for hosting us at his house in the relaxing last day in the sun, to the Jersey Island people (including the kind night officers/staff) for keeping us all together, to the Martlet tour party for making it such an enjoyable Tour to run with some great cricket along the way!
There will be a more in depth article in the ‘Martlet’ over the winter so you have a better idea of what actually happened on tour!
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